Telefónica and Samsung Test 5G Fixed Wireless Access in Germany
Telefónica Deutschland and Samsung have agreed to run 20 Fixed Wireless Access trials in Germany. Immediately after installation, up to 20 households in Hamburg will test the Gigabit technology in Germany from November over a period of three months.
Specifically, Samsung will support the set-up of the trial with a complete end-to-end millimeter wave (26 GHz) solution. The combination of newly developed hardware technology with special software enables fast transfer rates of several Gigabits per second across the so-called “last mile.” Essentially, the technology consists of the following components: A virtual core and a 5G radio access unit on the part of Telefónica, and 5G outdoor-unit and indoor routers for the customers.
With this trial, Telefónica and Samsung are road-testing an attractive alternative to current technologies in Germany. The aim of the trial is to show that households and businesses can be supplied with high-quality Gigabit connections for an optimal customer experience without the need for laying of fiber-optic cables.